Osborne, William P.; Ara, Sharmin; New Mexico State University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1995-11)
      The national telemetry ranges are being pushed to provide higher data rate telemetry services by users with increasingly complex test procedure for increasingly complex weapon systems. At the same time they are having trouble obtaining more spectrum in which to provide these higher rates because of the demand for spectrum in SHF range from various mobile/cellular Personal Communications Services (PCS) as well as congress’s desire to auction spectrum and to transfer as much spectrum as possible to commercial uses. In light of these pressures the industry is in need of a modulation standard that will out perform the existing PCM/FM standard. The motivation for the present review and analysis of the performance of various coded/uncoded modulation schemes arises from this issue. Comparison of the performance of these schemes will be utilized in the following work to find a suitable solution to the existing problem.